I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the power of exposure. We settle into our routines in life and because of that comfortability, we aren’t exposed to enough new things.
I realized the importance of this when I went through the Leadership Atlanta program in 2012/2013. That experience changed me forever. I now look at the world differently and have reshaped my vision of what personal success looks like.
When you’re exposed to new things, you begin to grow as a person. This can obviously happen both personally and professionally. The more I give tours of the Atlanta Tech Village, the more people come away inspired from the experience. Just being exposed to a five-story building stuffed with entrepreneurs and startups for an hour can change people’s minds on what’s possible.
Case in point, I spent several days this week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Being somewhat new to the gaming industry, the experience was transformational for me as it relates to what we’re trying to do with Dragon Army.
And exposure is the reason I created the Advice For Good program. The goal of that program – where people commit to giving an hour of their time to a non-profit / charitable organization in exchange for my advice – is to expose people to problems in their community that they might not be aware of, with the hope that they come away inspired to do more good.